grow

verb
1 increase
ADVERB
fast, quickly, rapidly
considerably, dramatically, significantly, substantially
slowly
slightly
exponentially

The business has grown exponentially over the past ten years.

Well before a billionth of a second had elapsed the universe started to grow exponentially.

steadily
constantly, continuously
VERB + GROW
seem to
begin to, start to
continue to
be expected to
PREPOSITION
at

The Chinese economy has grown at a record pace.

by

Profits are expected to grow by 10% next year.

from

Her media empire grew from small beginnings.

in

She continued to grow in confidence

into

The town grew into a city.

2 of a person, animal, etc.
ADVERB
fast, quickly, rapidly
slowly
normally
PREPOSITION
into

The small puppy quickly grew into a very large dog.

to

to grow to maturity

3 of plants, hair, etc.
ADVERB
well

Tomatoes grow best in direct sunlight.

poorly
fast, quickly, rapidly
slowly
slightly
thickly, vigorously

the nettles that grew thickly around the house

outwards/outward, upwards/upward

As the island subsided, the reef grew upward and outward.

VERB + GROW
allow sth to, let sth

I want to let my hair grow.

PREPOSITION
from

The tree grew from a small acorn.

into

Small acorns grow into great oak trees.

to

These plants can grow to a height of six feet.

PHRASES
grow unchecked

A rose had been allowed to grow unchecked up one of the walls.

4 make plants grow
ADVERB
organically

organically grown produce

commercially
locally
successfully
VERB + GROW
be easy to

a plant which is easy to grow

PHRASES
grow sth from seed
Grow is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑anger, ↑anxiety, ↑appetite, ↑applause, ↑asset, ↑baby, ↑barley, ↑base, ↑beard, ↑bud, ↑bulb, ↑bush, ↑business, ↑cell, ↑child, ↑city, ↑collection, ↑company, ↑confidence, ↑consumption, ↑corn, ↑crop, ↑crowd, ↑crystal, ↑curiosity, ↑deficit, ↑demand, ↑discomfort, ↑discontent, ↑dividend, ↑economy, ↑empire, ↑employment, ↑enrolment, ↑enterprise, ↑enthusiasm, ↑evidence, ↑excitement, ↑expectation, ↑expenditure, ↑export, ↑expression, ↑face, ↑fame, ↑farm, ↑fear, ↑fingernail, ↑firm, ↑flame, ↑friendship, ↑fruit, ↑fury, ↑gap, ↑grass, ↑grin, ↑hair, ↑heat, ↑hope, ↑hunger, ↑idea, ↑impatience, ↑import, ↑income, ↑industry, ↑influence, ↑interest, ↑irritation, ↑ivy, ↑leaf, ↑likelihood, ↑list, ↑love, ↑lump, ↑market, ↑mood, ↑mould, ↑movement, ↑nail, ↑nettle, ↑number, ↑oats, ↑panic, ↑percentage, ↑plant, ↑popularity, ↑population, ↑productivity, ↑profit, ↑proportion, ↑queue, ↑rage, ↑rate, ↑reputation, ↑resentment, ↑revenue, ↑rift, ↑rivalry, ↑root, ↑sale, ↑saving, ↑seed, ↑shoot, ↑shrub, ↑silence, ↑size, ↑smile, ↑smirk, ↑species, ↑speculation, ↑stature, ↑strength, ↑suburb, ↑support, ↑suspicion, ↑tea, ↑tension, ↑town, ↑trade, ↑traffic, ↑tree, ↑trend, ↑turnover, ↑unease, ↑usage, ↑vegetables, ↑vegetation, ↑volume, ↑weed, ↑wheat, ↑width
Grow is used with these nouns as the object: ↑barley, ↑bean, ↑beard, ↑bulb, ↑business, ↑cannabis, ↑cell, ↑coconut, ↑company, ↑corn, ↑cotton, ↑crop, ↑economy, ↑feather, ↑food, ↑garden, ↑grain, ↑grape, ↑hair, ↑herb, ↑leaf, ↑lettuce, ↑moustache, ↑mushroom, ↑nail, ↑oats, ↑onion, ↑pea, ↑per cent, ↑plant, ↑potato, ↑produce, ↑rice, ↑root, ↑shrub, ↑spine, ↑tea, ↑tobacco, ↑tomato, ↑tree, ↑variety, ↑vegetables, ↑wheat, ↑wing

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  • grow — [ grou ] (past tense grew [ gru ] ; past participle grown [ groun ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 about children/animals ▸ 2 about plants/cells etc. ▸ 3 about hair/nails ▸ 4 increase in size ▸ 5 increase in success ▸ 6 develop character ▸ 7 start to have… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grow — W1S1 [grəu US grou] v past tense grew [gru:] past participle grown [grəun US groun] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(increase)¦ 2¦(person/animal)¦ 3¦(plants)¦ 4¦(hair/nails)¦ 5¦(become)¦ 6¦(improve)¦ 7 it/money doesn t grow on trees …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grow — [grəʊ ǁ groʊ] verb grew PASTTENSE [gruː] grown PASTPART [grəʊn ǁ groʊn] COMMERCE 1. [intransitive] to increase in amount, size, or degree: • Seaman grew rapidly, becoming one of the largest advertisers in t …   Financial and business terms

  • grow — [grō] vi. grew, grown, growing [ME growen < OE growan, akin to ON grōa, OHG gruoen < IE base * ghrō , to grow, turn green > GREEN, GRASS] 1. to come into being or be produced naturally; spring up; sprout 2. to exist as living vegetation; …   English World dictionary

  • Grow! — Beschreibung Fachzeitschrift Verlag Hanf Verlag Darmstadt GmbH Erstausg …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • grow on — 1. To gain a greater hold on 2. To gain in the estimation of, become ever more acceptable to 3. (of seedlings) to (be stimulated to) develop into mature plants by suitable positioning, treatment, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑grow * * * ˈgrow on… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grow — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Galusha A. Grow (1823–1907), US amerikanischer Politiker Malcolm C. Grow (1887–1960), US amerikanischer Luftwaffenoffizier Margarete Grow, deutsche Tänzerin und Schönheitskönigin Grow ist der Name mehrerer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Grow — (gr[=o]), v. i. [imp. {Grew} (gr[udd]); p. p. {Grown (gr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Growing}.] [AS. gr[=o]wan; akin to D. groeijen, Icel. gr[=o]a, Dan. groe, Sw. gro. Cf. {Green}, {Grass}.] 1. To increase in size by a natural and organic process; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grow — grow; grow·able; grow·er; in·ter·grow; re·grow; grow·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • Grow — (gr[=o]), v. t. To cause to grow; to cultivate; to produce; as, to grow a crop; to grow wheat, hops, or tobacco. Macaulay. Syn: To raise; to cultivate. See {Raise}, v. t., 3. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grow — (англ. расти) это название международного общественного движения за психич. здоровье. Оно возникло в Австралии и насчитывает свыше пятисот групп самопомощи. Движение получило свое развитие еще в пяти странах мира. Grow предоставляет… …   Психологическая энциклопедия

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